When you have extensive dental work done, it's important to remember you can’t eat an apple right after. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of tasty food you can still have. There are many delicious recipes well worth making even when you can’t chew. Here are some recipes for soft foods after dental work.
1. Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Who doesn’t love a delicious mashed potato recipe? Add some bacon, parmesan or pepper jack cheese, and maybe some green onions, and you have yourself a delicious bowl of mashed potatoes.
2. Clear Fluids
Fruit juice is an easy fluid to consume – apple, cranberry, or grape are some great choices. Stay clear of citrus juices like orange, or lemonade. If you like tea, this is a great time to have some.
3. Tomato Soup
Always delicious on a cold day or with grilled cheese, tomato soup is an excellent choice in the list of soft foods.
Don’t worry; we haven’t forgotten desserts for all of you sweet tooths out there.
This one seems like an obvious choice. And it's easily one of the best. The only rule is don’t consume it with a straw, or mixed with an ice cream that is chunky.
Who doesn’t love pudding? It's easy to make and comes in several delicious flavors. If you don’t want to make it, you can pick up some of the handy pudding cups a few days before.
This requires some preparation, but if you have some free time a day or two before your surgery, make some jello! Want to make it fancy? Add some layers to it.
Eating soft foods after dental work doesn’t have to be boring. Try these recipes and enjoy!
The most important part of aftercare is keeping your mouth clean and eating soft foods. Keep all of those in mind, and you’ll be bouncing back in no time.